Donald S. LopezDonald S. Lopez

Donald S. Lopezis the Arthur E. Link Distinguished University Professor of Buddhist and Tibetan Studies and chair of the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Michigan.

He was born in Washington, D.C. in 1952 and received his doctorate from the University of Virginia in 1982.

His books include A Study of Svatantrika (1987), Elaborations on Emptiness: Uses of the Heart Sutra (1996), Prisoners of Shangri-La: Tibetan Buddhism and the West (1998). The Story of Buddhism (2001), The Madman’s Middle Way: Reflections on Reality of the Tibetan Monk Gendun Chopel (2006), and Buddhism and Science: a History and Critique (2008). His edited volumes include Buddhist Hermeneutics (1988), Buddhism in Practice (1995), Curators of the Buddha: the Study of Buddhism Under Colonialism (1995), Religions of Tibet in Practice (1997), Buddhist Scriptures (2004), Critical Terms for the Study of Buddhism (2005), Buddhism and Science. A Guide for Perplexed (2008).

In 2000 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

[Scheda redatta il 20.2.2008]

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